NOMIS Foundation Grant

NOMIS is a private Swiss foundation supporting insight-driven scientific endeavors across all disciplines. Together with the Fink group at IST Austria, NOMIS supports us to work on Hybrid Semiconductor — Superconductor Qnomisuantum Devices.


Workshop at IST – Modern Trends in Solid State Quantum Physics (June 6-8, 2017)

We cordially invite you to the IST Austria workshop on Modern Trends in Solid State Quantum Physics. The workshop aims to achieve an overview on some of the latest developments in solid state quantum physics. Topics include active research areas in solid state physics such as topological insulators, 2D and other nano-materials, nano-photonics, and low temperature physics. The workshop will give an overview on where we are today and what might be expected from future research.

Our speakers on June 6 are (in alphabetical order):

  • Harry Atwater, California Institute of Technology
  • Rainer Hillenbrand, NanoGUNE
  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Frank Koppens, ICFO
  • Thomas Müller, TU Wien

Our speakers on June 7 are (in alphabetical order):

  • Andrei Bernevig, Princeton University
  • Per Delsing, Chalmers University
  • Laurens W. Molenkamp, University of Würzburg
  • Philip Moll, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
  • Jason Petta, Princeton University

Our speakers on June 8 are (in alphabetical order):

  • Michal Lipson, Columbia University
  • Marko Loncar, Harvard University
  • Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University

Please register: at until May 23, 2017.

More info here!

Visitors, conference…

This month two guests visited IST Austria and our lab, Edward Laird from Oxford University and Thomas Watson from TU Delft. From Edward’s talk Sensing with quantum electronic devices: measuring qubits, motion, and time, as well as from informal discussions, we learned a lot about reflectometry. Thomas spoke about A programmable two-qubit quantum processor in silicon and gave us plenty of useful advice and suggestions.



In March our three PhD students participated in German Physical Society Spring Meeting “Dresden 2017″ with contributed talks.


A trip to QuTech

Together with Peter Traunmüller and Thomas Adeltzsberger we had the great pleasure to visit Raymond Schouten and his team at QuTech. We learned about the new features of the IVVI, the low noise electronics developed at TU Delft. Raymond and his team demonstrated us also their latest developments. This visit was definitely a source of inspiration.